This year, C.O.P.E’s 12th Annual Scholarship Program/Gala and Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Airport Hilton Hotel-Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota from 4 to 7:30 pm. The Gala includes a silent auction, dinner, and a presentation by Miss Ayana Imari Anderson, a C.O.P.E Scholar. Also, the guest speakers for the evening will be Dr. Edward … [Read more...]
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On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, ushering in the right for independent living and economic independence for people with disabilities. About 200 people gathered at the Minnesota History Center on July 27 in recognition of 27 years of ADA in Minnesota. Shortly after gathering at the History Center, the rally … [Read more...]
The Geek Squad conducts a hands-on, two-day training for teens. The project is in its 11th successful year. The first local Geek Squad Academy was held on June 28 and 29 of 2017 at the Best Buy headquarters in Richfield. Andrea Riehl, program manager for Geek Squad Academy Camp, told MSR, “[Our camps] are technology camps [where] we offer [programs] to youth typically living … [Read more...]
Kenneth Charles has joined U.S. Bank as a senior vice president of global talent. In this role, Charles will lead the creation of U.S. Bank's enterprise-wide talent strategy by overseeing all diversity and inclusion initiatives, enterprise engagement, and recruiting functions across the company. Charles joins the bank from General Mills, where he was responsible for … [Read more...]
Myles Blakemore, a trombone player from Dallas, Texas, and Jason Tanksley, a tuba player from Eastpointe, Michigan, have won positions as the Minnesota Orchestra’s first-ever Rosemary and David Good Fellows. The newly-created fellowship is designed to encourage greater diversity in the orchestral field by supporting the career development of outstanding young musicians of … [Read more...]